Proofreading Basics and Qualifications

Proofreading Overview

A proofreader is typically the final person to examine a document, book, essay, post etc. We specifically correct the grammar, spelling, punctuation, typos, and formatting in the document. If we see other blatant mistakes, we will comment on them.

*If you have a project that needs more work than basic proofreading, I may still be able to work with you. I take editing projects on a case-by-case basis depending on my availability.

Process

I'm most familiar with The Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS), and I use the Merriam-Webster Dictionary for reference. If you use a different style guide or dictionary for reference, I can adjust accordingly.

You can send me your project either to Google Drive or my email. Normally, I use the Microsoft Word Track Changes feature which marks the changes I make and provides a place for me to make comments or ask questions for clarity. I can also proofread using Google Docs. After I make the changes, I return your document to you with the changes marked. Then you decide whether or not to accept those changes. 

Qualifications

As a graduate of the General Proofreading: Theory and Practice program, I completed a rigorous training program to help me master the art of proofreading. This experience as well as my English degree and experience homeschooling my children have prepared me to provide excellent proofreading services for all of your written work.